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July Pixel DD RoundupHello everyone! So far, we've had some awesome DD features and some discussion about the definition of Pixel Art, which is interesting considering it's origins and where it's headed in the future. Also of note, I published some especially detailed DD Suggestion Guidelines since there has been a lot of requests for CVs to explain what they look for in a DD, you can find mine here: http://ClefairyKid.deviantart.com/journal/DD-Suggestion-Guidelines-PixelArt-315149565. I'd like to thank everyone for contributing with their thoughts and I'll be posting a follow up journal about the discussions soon. In the mean time, here are this month's DDs!
buddy cthulhu by ~LuckyFK
Made with only 15 colours and large heapings of talent, buddy cthulhu by ~LuckyFK is a truly epic pixel artwork
Pixel Art DD Summary - August 2012Here we have the DD's for Pixel Art from August 2012.
Hellio by ~Pitifloyter
Hellio by ~Pitifloyter shows a brilliant fiery wave animation as well as a nicely chosen palette.
(Featured by `ClefairyKid)
Anna Fighter Sprite by ~Clairvoire
Anna Fighter Sprite by ~Clairvoire. The suggester says: "Just LOOK at it; the animation is gorgeous!".
(Featured by `ClefairyKid, suggested by =medli20)
furballs by ~grihm
Purple Pixels!In support of Spirit Day, turn your icon purple and enjoy this all purple, pixel feature!
Der Hang zur Farbe Lila by ~CzinoMr. Jellyfish by *etNoirMisc ice cream by ~ciara-cableCommission 2009 04 by `Mistress-JaedenPurple pixel nymph by ~SaffyrexElk's Doodle Interpretation by ~DarkshireDoll: Female Andalite by ~AnieViolet New Version by ~NaesylphMystic by *High-HorizonLavender Hearts pixel by ~ShuruyaDelta Sprite by ~CheezieSpazWho makes you feel? -Edit- by ~KayaXGardener by ~HexAsylumBobby the Black Widow by `BlissfullySarcastic-butterflies and spiders- by ~katijn
June Pixel DD RoundupHi everyone! You may or may not have noticed that there are now two Pixel Art CVs, myself (`ClefairyKid), and ^Lyricanna. You can send your DD suggestions to me (`ClefairyKid), as ^Lyricanna is not actively taking suggestions since this is a small gallery.
flute by ~etrepoursoi
flute by ~etrepoursoi has a lovely use of colour and stylization.
(Featured by ^Lyricanna)
Over the horizon by ~wish04
Over the horizon by *wish04 has a fantastic use of colour. Each variation has a slightly different mood and feel to it.
(Featured by :dev
Be Careful of Search Engines and CopyrightsEDIT: Hey everyone, I've noticed that people are reacting a little strongly to this, as in it's not a "hate" article, it's about educating people who don't know how the searches work and thus inadvertently take things without realising that it might be breaking copyright. I'm not saying these people are "evil" are anything derogatory, I'm just saying that some people are genuinely unaware of how they work and can make mistakes and assumptions if things aren't explained. Please try to understand that some people are just not familiar with all aspects of the internet and don't mean to take work without considering copyright.
Here is some additional advice from a commenter:
"Once on the Image search page enter your search...once it has come up ...
On the top right side of the pages there is an "option gear" symbol - Hit that and pick Advanced Search. On the Advanced Search page you can limit your search in a variety of ways.... At the very bottom of the page is the "usage rights" op
PE: Pixel Artist Interview with Ice-Pandora
Today I bring you an interview with an isometric Pixel Artist by the name of ~Ice-Pandora.
:iconclefairykid: How did you get started in Pixel Art? Was it your first medium or did you work with something different before discovering it?
:iconice-pandora: I started in 2005, back then my pixel art looked a little bit different than what I'm making these days. Less cute and more non-isometric!
:iconclefairykid: What is the thing you love the most about Pixel Art? What makes it stand out from other art mediums for you?
:iconice-pandora: I love pixel art because you can create such great detailed art in a small amount of space and only by pixels.
:iconclefairykid: How long have you been working in Pixel Art? Do you feel like it's hard to learn or relatively easy to pick up or somewhere in between?
CR Pixel Art UpdateHello everyone c: I wanted to take a minute or two to update you all on the current discussion and my thoughts on the category as we are at the moment. I've been super busy but I'm letting you know, I'm thinking everything through in great detail first and I've certainly not forgotten you all.
Firstly, the mis-categorisation issue. Mis-categorisation is when something is submitted to the wrong category, and this can happen for lots of reasons, including by accident, misconceptions about what the category is for, because the deviant is new to the site, because there is confusion around the definition for the category and many other things.
Something major I've begun to notice happening in the Pixel Art category is that a large number of things end up there, that already have their own categories. My suspicion is that there is simply a little confusion about gallery definitions, part of which I hope to fix when we update the descriptions for Pixel Art (as discussed in previous articles a
Remember Devious Love?That series I used to run, where people would send in lovely things about others, so that there would always be something positive in the news? I'd love to continue running it, if I can get enough interest and people participating, it only takes a minute to thank someone for being a great friend, or for participating in an art trade, or to write a message to your most admired artist about how inspiring they are etc, and it can make the biggest difference to someone's day. Everyone who is mentioned will be noted, so don't worry that they won't get the chance to see it
If you've not heard of the series before, check out the previous issues here: http://clefairykid.deviantart.com/journal/Where-is-the-Devious-Love-Volume-X-310756506 , it'd be especially nice to see it keep growing as a series since it now has it's own journal skin and looks much spiffier!
And for those who had sent things in that weren't added yet, never fear, I've kept ahold of all the messages, I just don't h
Pixel Art DD Summary Nov/Dec 2012The summary of Daily Deviations from November and December 2012. Keep those suggestions coming in, and remember, Icons need to be suggested to the Icons CV, `ValaSedai, not me. Even if something is submitted to Pixel Art, but it is actually an Icon, it needs to go to her, so we can arrange for it to be in the right place and get the exposure it deserves c:
October 2012 Traditional Art DD Round-upHello all,
As this month is coming to a close, I present you with October's Traditional Art DDs.
Features by ^deshrubber
Green Squares by ~wlkr swan by ~jennomat Pray by ~marctist Chryseyelis + Time Lapse by ~XeNzO 3 friends by ~SVerykios-Paintings Violet-tailed Sylph by *Carcaneloce Varicose by *Philliewig Aa Vaere Liten by ~LinnFeyling A Viking Lady 2 by ~Ihsahnity last song by ~ShuShuhome Insignificant Boundaries by ~Face-Reality Fall colors by =AuroraWienhold Frankenstein's Laboratory by *stephenburger
Features by `SRaffa
OVERFLOW by ~isabelledk La serena. by *SprinkleSprankles Rhinemaidens by *Ninidu The world of fairies by ~olga-kreuzfahrer Broken Stacy 2007 by ~los58 Sooyoung by ~KLSADAKO Tanya the bird by ~Emannuelle Speak No Evil by ~hammerable S.portrait by ~wwiwa84 Headphones by *macarena One by ~nina-frutos :thumb306983375: untitled by ~Ragdollar Heady Machinery by *VanessaLemen My Dark Spirit by ~ksac90 Portrait in Progress by ~DRDAquila She and Me by ~atefehaban Fan Bingbing Madame Figaro cover by ~Pevansy three wishes by ~monsieur-arlequin Became a Bitter Lie by ~VotM Sacred Red by ~ladyleny P H O S P H O R O U S by *Acoldwar mechanical incubation by ~vitxy dollytea by ~foolbot :thumb23976404
Celebrating Diversity #3Hello, everyone!
When we don't see enough of a particular art form, it is difficult for us to understand or appreciate it. This project aims to bring you features that you might not have seen otherwise from a variety of galleries around dA. For example, I tend to live and breathe photomanipulations and (to a lesser extent) digital art, and I really enjoyed taking a moment to browse the non-photomanipulation galleries for treasures. I found many, and I hope you will enjoy the features I have chosen.
These are the things I love:
Syringe by ~MothOfDoom31
Mag by *Elisanth
Brain Tower by ~Almacan
silent noise by ~sainisjohray
Lives in a dream.... by *TriciaS
JUST FOR YOU by *ARTBYTERESA
Don't Cry by =NicksPencilArt
Begin 73 by ~Craig-Larsen
Pain... by =Vishw
Life can be so colorful by *dansch
Celebrating Diversity #1Welcome to this new series of Art Features! Even tho most of you are aware of the many many galleries and categories here on dA, I think most of us move in a sort of "comfort zone" between Galleries, Channels or Groups that provide us with a constant flow of new art. And sometimes we forget all the other great artforms, styles and media that are out of our "comfort zone". And today I want to step out of that warm and cuddly place and feature some awesome works from places on dA I don't usually visit!
Since this is the first entry, I thought I should explain it a bit more, so that is why there is more text in this article The topic of celebrating diversity is something that I really want to cherish. I am guilty of not fully
Icons and Handhelds DD Roundup - August 2012Welcome to this month's DD roundup for Icons & Handhelds!
Here are the wonderful pieces that were suggested and featured in August.
::Free icon - Sailor Moon:: by =Mimru
::Free icon - Sailor Moon:: by ~Mimru is a small, but adorable pixel of a well-known and much-loved anime-character, Sailor Moon!
(Featured by `Hardrockangel)
Candy-gram for mister ahfemashajamenson... by =Crazdude
Candy-gram for mister ahfemashajamenson... by *Crazdude is a well-animated icon that'll keep you staring for hours!
(Featured by :devHardr
Darkroom DDs: August 2012These beautiful darkroom photographs were featured as Daily Deviations in August 2012.
pier in the fog by *KariLiimatainen NoName25 by ~Snobas Drying leaves... by ~NightAndWind Anima by *Les-Diables white flowers by ~busangane no.248 - I Give It All by `mjranum Hungarian skies pt.CXXXII. by =realityDream BMX by ~semyk3 riverworld by *sandpiper764 un pauvre clown malheureux by ~partiallyHere Capital of Sweden by ~DagHagerius 1.1 by ~OliaRei The lady bike by ~MrPigman pinhole prague i by ~pavelCh untitled by =katworks Has the fortuitous wave by =Sesca as soft as a bone by *TabeaBorchardt all sparks by ~illeg4le the Portal. by *oro-elui
Stock and Resources DDs June 2012DDs Given by `Dan-Heffer
DDs Given by ^Elandria
22 Free Photoshop Patterns by ~Gamekiller48 Tutorial: Twilight Princess Hylian Shield by ~LinkyLex
Old factory Stock 042 by =Malleni-Stock Good and Evil Stock III by *CrowsReign-Stock
Dutch Windmill 2 stock pack sample by ~dierat-stock Masquerade 4 by *devious-stock
Tool Settings Tutorial - Paint Tool SAI by *MaakuCat Hands of Red 7 by *anyman82
Big Photo Action Pack by ~h3design Tutorial - Common Digital Painting Mistakes by ~natasha2808 Water-color Tutorial from Starter to Starters by ~Dolokun Tiny tips: Water: Waves by *Ranarh :thumb297208104:
Glorious by =TwiggXstock Sailor Sakky Ninja 1 by *SenshiStock
ladysivali-stock-place2 by ~ladysivali-stock Free :: Erinada IV by ~XxSaraiyu-StockxX
Tranquil by ~SarahVlad Too much rum by ~9thPlanetStock
DDs Given by ^bradleysays
deviantID widget box customization tutorial by `CypherVisor
DDs Given by `trevg
November Daily Deviation RoundupsOnce again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! Enjoy
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Horror & Macabre Photography
Daily Deviation Roundups October 2012Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! Enjoy
Pinup & Glamour Photography
Fan Art DD Summary - October 2012:iconj-z-belexes:
Features by `JZLobo
Features by ^KasumiCR
monsters elementary by ~lilibzkise-kun by ~ymkwPortal To My Heart by *JalbhennAssassin's Creed 3 - Connor by *betti357Marillo de Oro by ~pegosho:thumb273714054:Gandalf and the Balrog by *gonzalokennyCATCH Love Deadpool "UPDATED" by ~kylecbastianCave Of The Inferi by ~DubischThe Seven-color Warrior by *HaychelYou can have my everything by *fdasuarezDaniel Craig as James Bond by *DevonneAmosThor by ~jedskiJourney by ~FarukHussainMOTU 27x39 FINAL by ~TheBeastIsBack
Features by ^Lyricanna
Remember about Theramore by ~Yulcha You rain... by ~Kodomo-no-luna Poppy by ~YOGISHA IN THE SEWERS by =CaziTena AC - Altair by *offrecord CN20TH by ~SakikoAmana Hawkeye by ~kittrose Shall we dance? by *kunoichi-san Phantom Detectives by *VerminFu Lights by ~raemz-desu Totoro's secret glade by ~Mattiasedstrom We're All Mad Here - The Cheshire Cat by *NickyBarkla I'll Decide For You by ~Alrynnas Lady in Red from Game Ib by ~AliceYuric CHRONOS by ~christadaelia TRON: Digital Sea by =Kofeyshka World End by ~nako-75 Violet Ash by ~Zucreelo YU-GI-OH Bakura and Marik by ~hikarra The Three Broomsticks by ~TwiggyMcBones O Fortuna by *Aurasama Assassin's Creed - Naara's Hunt by ~KimiSz Gabriel- Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 by *Esther-Sanz King of the Woodland Realm by ~saramondo TM Commission 1 by ~sheryth Pokemon Gijinka: SKITTY by ~hellcorpceo
DD Summary October 2012Here we have the brilliant bunch of DDs for the past month all together for your viewing pleasure, if you've not checked them out, I highly recommend you do now!
Quick update to let you all know that I will be doing my best to get more active than ever once my last assignment is finished in a bout a week's time, and that I've already started my article covering all the aspects of Pixel Art I can think of! That may take some time to proof read and get ready for publishing here, but in the mean time, feel free to make suggestions of things you'd like included in it, like things you don't understand or want to know more about etc,
Lastly, I'm also considering a Pixel Art group of my own, to bring together resources, great pixel art and great pixel artists all in one place, but I don't know for certain yet whether I will or not, I want to be sure I
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^Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. ^... Read More